Quest for the Golden Fort – A Weekend Trip

The quest was finally over - I reached the Golden Fort of Jaisalmer. For all movie lovers from Bengal - this one fort is very special. It is not the legendary movie Sonar Kella that brought this fort to fame but a large part of the movie - 'Gupi Gayen Bagha Bayen' (first movie for … Continue reading Quest for the Golden Fort – A Weekend Trip

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Quest for the Golden Fort – #4: Jaisalmer /2

From the magnificent Havelis, I walked to the Royal Residence of Jaisalmer- Mandir Palace. Mandir Palace was conceived and its construction started during the reign of Maharawal Moolrajji around two centuries back. The palace was developed around two existing temples, Shri Raam Temple and Shri Giridhariji Temple. With subsequent generations, additions were made to the … Continue reading Quest for the Golden Fort – #4: Jaisalmer /2

Quest for the Golden Fort – #4: Jaisalmer /1

When my train entered it terminal station; Jaisalmer - my destination. Travelling for more than 800 kilometres intersecting the width of the state of Rajasthan, I am now in the heart of the Thar Desert. When I got down from the train, the sky was dark and nothing was visible. I entered the vacant waiting … Continue reading Quest for the Golden Fort – #4: Jaisalmer /1

The Quest for Golden Fort – #3: Jodhpur

With the tunes of the Qawwali still echoing in my mind and the stomach full of the trademark tandoori roti of Karim's, I rode the bus. The Bus came from Jaipur and is destined to go to Barmer - I will get down at Jodhpur. It was 10:30 in the night and I am scheduled … Continue reading The Quest for Golden Fort – #3: Jodhpur

The Quest for Golden Fort – #2: Ajmer

Despite having an extremely rich history, Ajmer, today have been known more for its spiritual value. The Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti has become the biggest attraction for tourists to this city. Even before the erection of the famous tomb of Moinuddin Chisti, Ajmer had been the centre of power. Ajaymeru, As the city was … Continue reading The Quest for Golden Fort – #2: Ajmer

The Quest for Golden Fort – #1: Pushkar

When I boarded the Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani for admission to my Post Graduation School, I was unbelievably excited - not because a new course of study and a new degree was on my way but thinking that the huge treasure trove of Rajasthan, MP & UP was going to be within hours distance from … Continue reading The Quest for Golden Fort – #1: Pushkar

The Greatest Gates of India – Four Gates of Jaipur City Palace

Monumental Gates has always been a reflection of prosperity for Kingdoms. Rulers, over the course of human civilisation, have always wanted to build gigantic gates which will play a pivotal role in the security of the countrymen and also display the might of the state. Not only for military reasons, many gates have been erected … Continue reading The Greatest Gates of India – Four Gates of Jaipur City Palace